As a young girl, Rebecca Lobo grew up playing basketball as his dad and other close associates were actively involved in the sport. She grew up to reach great heights playing in the WNBA and the USA national team.

Personal Life

Born to Dennis Lobo and RuthAnn Lobo on the 6th of October 1973, Rebecca is the youngest daughter of the couple. She had two other siblings; her sister Rachel and brother Jason who both played basketball at Salem State College and Dartmouth College respectively. Both her parents were teachers and his father, Dennis was a basketball coach. The Lobos family was Catholic.

Though she was born in Hartford, Connecticut, Lobo was raised in Southwick, Massachusetts and in that region is where she received her high school education. At Southwick-Tolland Regional High School, Rebecca studied as she played her basketball. Her performance in the sport was impressive and she left behind a state record of 2,740 points in her career. Her record stood the test of time but was broken 18 years down by sensational Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir in 2009. She later joined the University of Connecticut where she played her college basketball.

In her biography, it is noted that Rebecca is currently married. 23 months after Rebecca invited Steve Rushin to one of the women’s basketball game, the two tied the knot on 12th April 2003. Steve is a writer for the Sports Illustrated magazine. The couple has four children together; three daughters and a son.


Rebecca’s professional basketball career began when she was at the University of Connecticut. With her team, the Huskies they were able to win the National Championship in 1995. She was unanimously named the player of the year and won the Naismith College Player of the Year award in her senior year.

Before her stunning college career, Rebecca was part of the Junior World Championship Qualifying team. The team is nowadays referred to as the USA U18 team. They competed in Mexico in 1992 and won 4 out of their 5 games and finished second after loosing to Brazil 80-70. Their second place finish enabled them to qualify for the U19 World Championship. In the 1993 world competitions, Rebecca and her team finished seventh.

Rebecca was part of the USA team that took part in the 1996 Olympics that were held in Atlanta. The team won gold in the competition. A year later the WNBA was formed and Lobo was among the women who played in the inaugural season. She was signed by New York Liberty. Her team reached that year’s final but were dismissed by the Houston Comets. New York Liberty then traded Rebecca to the Houston Comets during the 2002 draft season.

Other teams that Rebecca has been involved with professionally include Connecticut Sun and Springfield and retired from playing in 2003. Today, Rebecca works with ESPN as a color analyst and a reporter for women’s basketball. Her involvement in basketball over the years has earned her a net worth of 1.5 million dollars.

Last Modified: 19 May, 2018

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